Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) is a highly technical and regulated profession, and as such, requires specialized education and training. To become an AME, an individual must complete a program of study at an accredited AME school or college, which typically takes two to four years to complete. This program includes both classroom instruction and hands-on training, covering topics such as aircraft systems and components, maintenance procedures, regulations and standards, and safety practices.
After completing the educational program, the individual must pass a series of examinations set by the regulatory authority for the country in which they wish to work. These exams test the individuals knowledge of the regulations and standards that govern aircraft maintenance, as well as their understanding of aircraft systems and components.
Once an individual has passed the exams, they are issued an Ame License, which is typically valid for a specific period of time and must be renewed periodically through continuing education or recertification exams. Depending on the country, the AME license may also have additional ratings, based on the type of aircraft they are qualified to work on.
Its also worth mentioning that in some countries, the AME license is issued by the regulatory authority, while in other countries, it is issued by the aircraft manufacturers.